The Resource The angel's jig, Daniel Poliquin ; translated by Wayne Grady

The angel's jig, Daniel Poliquin ; translated by Wayne Grady

Label
The angel's jig
Title
The angel's jig
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Poliquin ; translated by Wayne Grady
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Daniel Poliquin's picaresque novel revisits an all-but-forgotten era, when orphaned children and the elderly poor were auctioned into a form of indentured servitude. Facing the dwindling years of his life, an old man waits for his turn on the auction block, hoping to be sold to a family as decent as the one he is leaving. It is not the first time he has been here, and it may not be the last. Mute in life but loquacious on the page, the old man tells the colourful story of his rootless life. Abandoned by his family and first auctioned off at the age of seven -- "Ladies and gentlemen, this boy may not be a rare gem, but he is certainly worth a look" -- he moves from one farm to another, taking comfort from the people around him
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Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic formats.
Awards note
Finalist for the 2015 Trillium Book Award.
Cataloging source
NLC
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Poliquin, Daniel
Dewey number
C843/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3919.2.P577
LC item number
V6513 2016
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grady, Wayne
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  • Older men
  • Auctions
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • New Brunswick
  • New Brunswick
  • Orphans
  • Auctions
  • Older men
  • Orphans
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • Social conditions
  • New Brunswick
Label
The angel's jig, Daniel Poliquin ; translated by Wayne Grady
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780864928672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921865477
  • (OCoLC)ocn921865477
Label
The angel's jig, Daniel Poliquin ; translated by Wayne Grady
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780864928672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921865477
  • (OCoLC)ocn921865477

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